Thursday, February 19, 2009

Indonesia Year of the Ox S/S FDC

Indonesia Souvenir Sheet FDC
Name: Year of the Ox
Date of Issue: 10 January 2009

The Upcoming Year of the Ox falls on January 26th, 2009 until February, 2010. This is the second year in sequence and recurring in twelve years cycle. According to Chinese astrology, the year 2560 will be the Year of the earth Ox.

As stated by one of the most popular myths, the Lord Buddha called all the animals to come to him before departing this earth. Only 12 animals came after crossing the final river in the race, and as a reward he named a lunar year after each according to the order of its arrival. The Ox was the second to get there after the Rat which rode over his back intelligently jump ahead to reach the first place. The rest followed them were the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Ram, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Pig.

According to Chinese astrology, people have to work harder and need stability in doing their job in the Year of the Ox. This year will be a hard time to get succeed. Patience and discipline have to be maintained as well as intuition and rationality balancing. The Ox symbolization that holds nature harmony teaches no to set activities causing nature disorder. This upcoming year will be a prosperous year for those hard thinkers and active planners who believe in and relay on a teamwork, running own business or work independently.

The Ox is the sign of prosperity through strength and hard work. The Ox people are born leader, being quite dependable and determined to achieve great things. They are reliable, calm, and modest. The ox is patient, tireless in their work, and capable of performing endurance without complaint. Ox people need peace and quiet circumstances to work. Once they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be convinced otherwise. An Ox person has a very logical mind and is extremely systematic in whatever they do, even without imagination. These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. People born under the influence of the Ox are kind, caring souls, positive, and filled with common sense. Their feet are firmly planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life. They are separated to sweat in order to provide a warm, comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families. Stubborn and individualistic, the majority are highly intelligent individuals hard to be told what to do.

2009 Year of the Ox
Canada FDC
China Stamp, Sheetlet II, Booklet.
Hong Kong Stamps FDC, Minisheet FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC, Pre-stamped Postcard.
Indonesia Stamps FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC.
Singapore Stamps FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC.
Taiwan Stamps FDCs, Souvenir Sheet FDCs, Pre-stamped Postcards.

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